Wal-Mart Lowers the Guillotine on Authors and Independent Bookstores

San Diego CityBeat | October 28, 2009
The devaluation of work is a brutal injustice to the Kingsolvers and the Grishams and the Pattersons (though, for the record, the latter two aren't exactly wading in the same talent pool as Kingsolver). Even -- and I cannot believe I am going to say this -- even Dan Brown and his formulaic prose deserve better than $8.99 on new releases.

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